Decorating its slender stems with a light scattering of orange-red flowers in summer, scarlet larkspur attracts hummingbirds with the trumpet-shaped blossoms. A short-lived perennial with a slender habit, it is native to southwestern Oregon and northern California in the western United States.
The green, fleshy leaves are deeply lobed, resembling small maple (Acer) or columbine (Aquilegia) leaves. Long, burgundy-gray stalks rise above the clump of foliage in early to midsummer and hold a loose, sparse cluster of bright red flowers. Shaped like trumpets, each bloom may have a red or yellow throat and look like they are balancing mid-way atop the stem to which they are attached.
Grow scarlet larkspur in full sun to partial shade in soils that are fertile but well-draining. Pretty planted among other summer-blooming perennials in a border or cottage garden, it is also well-suited for roadside verges or open woodlands.
Information source: http://learn2grow.com/plants/delphinium-nudicaule/
Approximately 30 seeds in 0.1g packet.
Genus - Delphinium
Species - Nudicaule
Common name - Red Larkspur
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 0,30 - 0,40 m
Spread - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Perennial flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Orange-red
Sow seeds indoors from April to May or outdoors after the last frost till June.
Press seeds into the moist soil, cover with glass or propagator lid. Keep moist, cool (-10-+15C), in bright (no direct sunlight) position.
Germination in 20-30 days.
Space plants in the garden about 40 cm apart.
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